September 2nd, 2011 by jawajames · No Comments
I heart prequels: What makes the prequels so great? International House of Geek picks their top ten great things from the Star Wars prequels, from the Jedi Order to the score to battle scenes to Ewan McGregor. Not quite sharing the love (though sharing a few favorites), one of Tor’s bloggers picks five great things from the prequels, and five classic trilogy fizzles. Over at Big Shiny Robot, Bryan makes the case that Episodes I-III are more liked than is generally thought.
The soft side of the Force: Check out these plush Star Wars characters and these crochet granny square TIE Fighters.
This Artoo unit has a sweet motivator: Two times the R2-D2! Check out this remote controlled LEGO Artoo and place an order for a custom knitted R2-D2 sweater.
The planet that it’s farthest from: A war photojournalist visits some of the Star Wars filming sites in Tunisia this summer, and comes across the Mos Espa set, Owens farm, Jawa rock and more.
Making the lists: General Grievous pops up in io9′s list of computer generated characters that actually look cool, Darth Vader is on Total Film’s list of horrible movie bosses (Hey, if your boss chokes you on the job and you die, there’s no workman’s comp claim!). And of course, Jabba the Hutt makes Andrew Liptak’s list of sci-fi gangsters not to mess with.
Who’s scruffy looking? Ewan McGregor’s facial hair in Revenge of the Sith (along with the beards of Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson and Ian McKellan) gets rated on The Men of Whisker Wars Rate Famous Screen Facial Hair.
Speaking of beards, Sunday is the Star Wars Day at the San Francisco Giants ballgame, where the cool giveaway is a three-sided statue of Brian “Fear the Beard” Wilson in carbonite, a more traditional Han Solo in carbonite and a Giants / Star Wars logo.
Tagged: clothing · crochet · ewan mcgregor · harrison ford · lists · plush · prequel trilogy · samuel l jackson · sports · star wars day · tunisia
September 10th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Okay, so Grievous and the clonetrooper aren’t so bad, but Anakin and Obi-Wan are freaking me the hell out. If you disagree, or simply want to sent me the head of one in a box, they’re only $9.99 today at Kids.Woot.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: anakin skywalker · do not want · general grievous · merchandise · obi-wan kenobi · plush · stormtroopers
July 20th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The exhibit opened at the Bear and Bird Gallery in Florida this weekend, and for those of us who can only expierance it via the internet there’s a hefty Flickr gallery and even a store.
If you can, head down to Lauderhill, Florida to see it before it closes on August 29th!
Tagged: art · crochet · customs · knitting · plush · stitch wars
July 3rd, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
This cuddly and fearsome Sarlacc is by Becky Gould aka Scrumptious Delight for Bear and Bird’s Stitch Wars show. (Opens in two weeks!)
Tagged: fanmade · plush · return of the jedi · stitch wars
June 11th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Today’s highlight from the upcoming show is a plush Acklay created by Weirdbuglady: See the entire thing, and more plush creations, at her Flickr. Check out the Stitch Wars tag for more.
Tagged: plush · stitch wars
June 1st, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Today we have a Wookiee Toastee from Yummy Pancake. Check out the gallery for a closer look!
Don’t forget our other featured Stitch Warriors, and the show’s official site.
Tagged: chewbacca · plush · stitch wars · wookiees
May 27th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Here’s another item out of Bear and Bird’s upcoming Stitch Wars gallery show: A set of adorable Jawas by Cutesypoo. Check out more pics on their Flickr.
Tagged: fanmade · jawas · plush · stitch wars
May 21st, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
There is nothing not awesome about Heidi Kenney’s plush taun taun – complete with frozen Luke and a belly zipper. More photos at her site or on Flickr.
It will be part of the Stitch Wars gallery show, which opens at Florida’s Bear and Bird gallery in July. I hope to feature more works from the show, so stay tuned.
Tagged: fanmade · plush · stitch wars